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, as well as john conyers. she volunteers on john conyers' first campaign. >> dean of the congressional black caucus. >> michigan gets a new congressional seat in 1964. it looks but they may elect a second african american to congress. this young civil-rights lawyer is running on this platform of jobs, peace, and justice. he is running on the anti-39 platform. rosa parks is attracted to this, volunteers for his campaign in 1964, and gets martin luther king to come to detroit on behalf of conyers. for the most part, and king is staying outside of the stuff, but he cannot say no to her. this is a crowded primary. conyers wins by less than 100 votes. one of the things he believes contributes was king coming. and part of what gets came to detroit is rosa parks asking him. one of the first thing that conyers does is he hires rosa parks to work in his detroit office. he is in the forefront to the opposition to vietnam. both of them are working on that, so she is part of the women's international party for peace and freedom. >> those hearings are held in detroit, john conyers is one of the voi
for a political campaign by a civil rights lawyer by the name of john conyers who was running on a platform. she actually persuades martin luther king who isn't doing any kind of political endorsement. she prevails to come to detroit for john conyers this is an extremely crowded they need people running and conyers wins by less than 100 votes and attributes part of why he wins to rosa parks prevailing to come so one of the things is works in the office candling constituents needs and doing community outreach on the issues like jobs, housing, welfare, and again this is a regularly in the first years she is part of his community present on the ground. they are becoming more ceremonial. degette a lot of flak for hiring rosa parks they receive all kind of hate calls and threats and she receives all kinds of hate letters and it sort of undeterred in the 1960's and 70's continues to work on the black power movement. rosa parks personal hero was malcolm x and she got to meet and hear him three times. the first time was 1963 when he comes to be tried and gives a famous message to the grassroots and he h
for a political campaign by a young civil rights lawyer by the name of john conyers, who's running on a platform of jobs, peace and justice in both conyers and rosa parks or very early opponents of the war in vietnam. so she starts volunteering on his campaign and actually persuades martin luther king was not doing any kind of political endorsement. she prevails and came to come to detroit to make an appearance for john conyers. this is an extremely crowded with the people running and conyers wins the primary by less than 100 votes than 40 votes and very match attributes part of why he wins to rosa parks prevailing on king to come. so one of the first things conyers says his hires rosa parks to work in is to trade off this coming handling constituent needs in doing community outreach around issues like jobs, housing, welfare and again she's really part of this community presence on the ground. obviously she works there until 1988. certainly by the 80s her role is more ceremonial. she is a keypress and any key legitimizing fours for conyers. conyers gets a lot of flack for hiring rosa parks. all
volunteered for political campaign by a young upstart civil-rights lawyer named john conyers who's running on a platform of jobs, peace and justice and conyers and rosa parks are early opponents of the war in vietnam. she starts volunteering the campaign and actually persuades martin luther king who is not doing any political endorsement, prevailed on him to come to detroit to make an appearance for john conyers. this is an extremely crowded time with eight people running and conyers wins the primary by less than 100 votes, 40 votes and attributes part of why he wins to rosa parks prevailing on king to come. one of the first things conure does is tires rose up parks to working his the foreign office handling constituent needs and doing community outreach particularly around issues like jobs, housing, welfare and particularly in the first year, really part of his community presence on the ground. by later years she works in 1988 certainly by the 80s her role is more ceremonial but in those first years she is our key presence and a key legitimizing force for conyers and conyers gets a lot of
not helped when democratic congressman john conyers today declared of the house judiciary -- judiciary immigration hearing that there is no such thing as an illegal immigrant. >> i hope no one uses the term illegal immigrants here today. our citizens are not -- the people in this country are not illegal, they are of a status. lou: congressman john conyers. the united states is an unusual country. this venture brings in more immigrants, legal and illegal then any other country, but also performs more abortions than any other country. and an important knew book lays out how are historically low birthrates in this country are a foundation for disaster. author, columnist, conservative commentator joining me to discuss his important knew book, what to expect when no one is expecting. we begin tonight with the president to wishes he had never heard the word sequester. but the economy contracting in the latest reading of gdp and the rap -- rapidly approaching onset of dramatic budget spending cuts that would further slow our economy, the president is asking congress to bail him out of a fisca
immigration. again, the president not helped when democratic congressman john conyers today declared of the house judiciary -- judiciary immigration hearing that there is no such thing as an illegal immigrant. >> i hope no one uses the term illegal immigrants here today. our citizens are not -- the people in this country are not illegal, they are of a status. lou: congressman john conyers. the united states is an unusual country. this venture brings in more immigrants, legal and illegal then any other country, but also performs more abortions than any other country. and an important knew book lays out how are historically low birthrates in this country are a foundation for disaster. author, columnist, conservative commentator joining me to discuss his important knew book, what to expect when no one is expecting. we begin tonight with the president to wishes he had never heard the word sequester. but the economy contracting in the latest reading of gdp and the rap -- rapidly approaching onset of dramatic budget spending cuts that would further slow our economy, the president is asking
for ms. parks who for more than 20 years was an assistant to representative john conyers of michigan. [applause] and i want to thank all the members of congress who are here and all who worked to make this day possible. also with us today are eugene -- eugene daub sculpture and dr. firm and the co-designer of the statue. [applause] i think it's safe to say that this wasn't just any project and these gentlemen certainly rose to the occasion. gentleman, please rise to the occasion. [applause] to entail a statue we will be joined by steve keyes and elaine steele a longtime friend. [applause] elaine steele a longtime friend of ms. parks and co-founder of the rows are and raymond parkes institute of cell development. thank you both for joining us and thanks to all for civil rights guests who honor us today with your presence. every now and then we will stop back and say to ourselves, what a country. this is one of those moments. because yes all men and women are created equal but as we will hear during the ceremony, some grow to be larger than life and to be honored as such. welcome. [app
20 years was an assistant to representative john conyers of michigan. [applause] i want to thank all the members of congress that are here and all who worked to make this day possible. also with us today are eugene daub the sculptor and dr. robert furman the co-designer of the statue. [applause] i think it's safe to say that this wasn't just any project in these gentlemen certainly rose to the occasion. gentlemen, please stand to be recognized. to unveil the statue we will be joined by sheila keyes and elaine steele a longtime friend. [applause] elaine steele and longtime friend of ms. sparks and co-founder of the rosa and raymond parkes institute for self development. thank you both for joining us and thanks to all the civil rights guest who honor us today with your presence. every now and then we have to step back and say to ourselves, what a country and this is one of those moments. because guess all men and women are created equal but as we will hear during the ceremony some grow to be larger than life and to be honored as such. welcome. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen please
connections in the house, as the speaker mentioned, for 18 years, she was an assistant to john conyers. john conyers. [applause] and they worked together -- they worked together to advance the cause of civil rights and equality. we always ask mr. conyers to tell us stories about rosa parks, tell us stories about rosa parks. one that i think is appropriate at this time is that john -- john conyers first met her when he was just out of school. he traveled south to join the civil rights movement after law school and he met her then. she worked in his first campaign and she would later become his first congressional hire, the first person he hired on his congressional staff. what a beautiful connection. well, pretty soon mr. conyers found out that people were visiting the office to see rosa parks and not the congress. [laughter] in fact, she was invited all over the country to be honored. and how about this, mr. president, one day she went to him and she said she wanted to thank him for allowing her to be honored all over the country and would be willing to take a pay cut for her time away from
it's led by the honorable john conyers, who has walked the historic steps that generated the actual passing of the voting rights act of 1965. i think it is appropriate to put on the record again as we've done often, that mr. conyers is the only elected firm, certainly member of the united states congress that can claim that they were endorsed by dr. martin luther king jr. i know that the honorable bobby scott and myself admire that and have benefited from the deep knowledge that john conyers has on these important issues. i would offer in my brief commentary this afternoon, to try to track the vitality of the voting rights act in a series of re-authorizations, that people can actually see that this is not legislation of whiners, this is not legislation that is not in love with america, does not believe in the freedom of america's values and choice and being able to vote unencumbered or not view the integrity of state election officials throughout the country. but it really is, if you will, a testament to the fact that laws can make things better. and actuality, the voting rights act
convened o hearing on immigration reform. congressman john conyers declared that the phrase illegal immigrant is not accurate and therefore should not be used. really? watch this. >> i hope no one uses the term illegal immigrants here today. our citizens -- the people in this country are not illegal, they are out of status. they are new americans that are are immigrants. >> sean: political correctness. looks like mr. conyers has take and page from the obama playbook because over the last four years we have seen the president master the art of dictating which words, which phrases we can and can mott use. for example remember the war on terror is now an overseas contingency operation. terrorist attacks are now man caused disasters and saying islamic radicalism is off limits because it might hurt somebody's little feelings. i may be old fashioned but i believe in call things what they are. a terrorist is a terrorist and someone who enters the country in an unlawful manner is an illegal immigrant. instead of giving us the vocabulary lessons maybe congressman conyers should be protecting
hearing on immigration reform. congressman john conyers declared that the phrase illegal immigrant is not accurate and therefore should not be used. really? watch this. >> i hope no one uses the term illegal immigrants here today. our citizens -- the people in this country are not illegal, they are out of status. they are new americans that are are immigrants. >> sean: political correctness. looks like mr. conyers has take and page from the obama playbook because over the last four years we have seen the president master the art of dictating which words, which phrases we can and can mott use. for example remember the war on terror is now an overseas contingency operation. terrorist attacks are now man caused disasters and saying islamic radicalism is off limits because it might hurt somebody's little feelings. i may be old fashioned but i believe in call things what they are. a terrorist is a terrorist and someone who enters the country in an unlawful manner is an illegal immigrant. instead of giving us the vocabulary lessons maybe congressman conyers should be protecting the borde
by then chairperson and the ranking memberle it john conyers. it passed in the house of representatives 390-33. it's also interesting to note historically that prior to this year if he ever time section 5 and the voting rights act has been used to address alleged concerns with redistricting, which traditionally take place two years after the completion of the census, when it was used by the justice department to block or modify redistricting reforms or changes, prior to the obama administration, every other occasion since the passage of the voth rights act in 1965, it was a republican justice department charged with the responsibility of addressing concerns with redistricting and the problem of racial it gerrymandering. it was the nixon justice department in 1972. it was the reagan justice department in 1982. it was the george h.w. bush justice department in 1992. it was the george w. bush justice department in 2002. so the history of section 5 and the voting rights act is a glorious one, not just as it relates to the preservation of our democracy, addressing the need to make sure that every ameri
of the work of our chairman and a leader on this legislation then and now, chairman john conyers, former chair of the judiciary committee , now ranking member. we'll be hearing more from him shortly. but he has been there steady and strong as a champion in the fight to end violence against women. thank you. our legislation today, the house propose -- the democratic proposal, which is really -- is a bipartisan proposal from the senate, but it's authored and presented by congresswoman gwen moore of wisconsin. congresswoman gwen moore has shared her own personal story with us and the strength of her knowledge of the issue, whether it's knowledge of the legislation or knowledge of the trauma of domestic violence and assault, is something that has impressed so many of us. and when we pass this legislation, and we will, it will be in large measure because of her leadership, her persistence, her wisdom, her knowledge of this issue and the difference that every word in the legislation means in the homes of america and for women who are at risk. now, who thinks this is a good idea? i don't know. i hear
-sponsor of his, i should say it the right way. i was a co-sponsor of the violence against women act, 1994. john conyers. [applause] >> thank you very much, steny hoyer. madam leader, and to all of the women that are here, i want to hear what they have to say. and so now that it's established that i was on the judiciary committee in 1994, was working on the measure in 1993. and we have now had over a year where this law has not been in effect. and we are proud of the fact that the president included it in his remarks of only yesterday. and so all i want you to know, in addition to what's already been said is failing to authorize this proven, effective legislation endanger the health and safety of women, children and all victims of domestic violence and the needs of law enforcement and service providers. let's move now. now is the time. thank you very much. [applause] >> thank you, mr. conyers. while we are celebrating the passage of the violence against women act and now it is time for the house to take up this bill. we have 201 co-sponsors of this bill and there is a letter circulated, signed b
: the statue unveiling was a homecoming of sorts for parks, who worked as an aide to congressman john c conyers for nearly two decades in detroit. >> soon, mr. conyers found out people were visiting the office to see rosa parks, and not mr. conyers. >> parks died in 2005 at the age of 92. after her death, rosa parks became the first woman to lie in state in the capitol rotunda. yesterday, she made history once again as the first black woman to be honored in statuary hall. rob and diana, back to you. >> incredible life and honor. thank you for that story, karen. and just historical perspective. she was arrested in '55. by '56 is when the supreme court struck down alabama bus segregation as unconstitutional. >> and, by the way, in her auto biography, she debunked this theory that she refused to give it up because she was tired. she said i was 42 years old, i was a young woman. i wasn't tired because i was old, i was tired of giving in. >> and she's best known for it, but not the first to do it. also a 15-year-old girl beforehand. also a 15-year-old girl before hand. like it has for so many people
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